Sunday, November 7, 2010

Want to be Pampered?

I really debated about putting this up on my blog because, well, I don't know. I don't like to sound pushy. So if you're not into this sort of thing, you can just blow this post off. Permission granted.

Buuutttt...if you're like me and you go weak in the knees over simple, yet amazing kitchen gadgets, then this could just be your lucky day. Every year I host a catalog show through Pampered Chef because it's fun and I generally have enough people around that want to buy something whether it's Christmas gifts or something for their own kitchens. It's that time again but this year, I've decided to put it up for all of my lovely bloggy friends to be a part of. This year, oh this year, I'm going to give something away for free because, I already have a bunch of Pampered Chef stuff lining my shelves and because I'm feeling in the giving spirit. It is almost Thanksgiving you know. So lucky all of you.

Here's the deal. You don't even have to buy anything. Part of me just wants to hear from some of you that read this but who never chime in. So oblige me. If you want to be entered into the drawing, leave a comment about your favorite kitchen gadget (or anything else your little heart desires) and I'll put your name in. If you mention this giveaway on your blog linking it to mine, I'll give you three entries (put a link into your comment so I can verify it). Now, if you go to the Pampered Chef website and order something under my show, I'll give you five entries. Yes, five. It could only cost you five could be anything and you'll still get five entries. So if you're really smart, you'll do all of that and get yourself a whopping ten entries (I'll throw in an extra if you do all of it!). Put all comments on the blog so that I can keep better track of them please!

Now what will you win if your name is drawn?

This amazing, incredible, large bar pan ($34 value)...because I'm nice and generous and downright lovable. I know. I know. I use mine almost daily. It is incredibly strong, turns out the BEST baked goods, and lasts forever. Seriously. I love it.

So check it out.

There are also amazing gift options that only cost a few bucks. Here are a couple of my favorites.

The Large Cookie Scoop is only $14.50. I use it for our bake sale and other things of course. You can scoop muffins with these scoops as well and there are two other sizes. The medium scoop is your normal cookie size. They're incredibly durable and turn out great shaped cookies every.single.time. If you make cookies a lot, they're a must-have.

The garlic press is by far one of my favorite products-ever. And it's only $16.50. You can put a whole, unpeeled clove of garlic in it and it presses it for you in two seconds flat. I'm not joking. It also has a little cleaner-thingy (not sure what it's called) that helps get the garlic peel out so you don't have to get stinky hands and it helps get all the little remnants of garlic out of the holes before washing. Brilliant. I've had mine for almost ten years and it's still going strong. Bargain buy if you ask me.

Some of you may remember me decorating cakes for my boys' birthdays. It seems like I'm always decorating cakes!! Good thing I have the Easy Accent Decorator. I couldn't have done this Lightning Cake without it.

It comes with a bunch of different tips and holds a ton of frosting so you're not refilling all the time. It also can be washed in the dishwasher. Save me the trouble of those silly bags. This option takes the cake-literally and it's only $20!! Can you believe it?

This little guy is a dream come true. Have you ever tried getting brownies out of the pan with your regular old spatula? It's a disaster right? Well, here comes the Mini-Serving Spatula. It's little enough to fit into tight spaces so that you can get brownies, bars, even lasagna slices out without making a mess. The best part about this amazing spatula is that it's literally $5. Couldn't live without it. I simply couldn't.

I love stoneware and Pampered Chef has some amazing products to offer. This one is one of my favs...the Deep Covered Baker. Not only is it gorgeous, but it is incredibly versatile too. It can be put into the microwave or stored in the freezer if you so makes casseroles, roasts chickens, bakes yummy, gooey cobblers and looks mighty fine while doing so. It's one of those pieces of bake ware that you want on your table. This product is a bit more steep $85 but, if you're in the market for this sort of thing, the price is hard to beat. You can check out more of their stoneware as well. They have a stone for pretty much anything.

So have I whet your appetite? Here's how you get to my show:
Put Nikki Dauphin in as the host and you can even have your products shipped directly to you if you like (preferable if you don't live close to me). I'll be able to see who orders so I can put your five entries in for you! Leave a comment if you have any questions!

I'll announce the winner at the end of the month and I'll also post reminders over the next few weeks!

By the way, the quality of these products is astounding. Not only are there hundreds of practical and affordable options, but they all are built to last which makes me happy when I'm spending our hard-earned cash!! So rest're buying great products.

Happy Shopping!


  1. Hi Nikki!!
    Oh boy, I have been wanting the cookie scoops for quite some time now. BUT...I don't want to pay shipping, boo! Maybe i will ask for them for Christmas! :)

  2. Nikki-
    I always read your blog! You're on my Google reader. I love you!

  3. And I love Pampered Chef, so I placed an order!
    If I had a blog I'd tell others to order too, but I don't have a blog. :(

  4. Hmmm... I'm just starting to get turned on to Pampered Chef... so I might just have to mosey on over and take a look. Maybe I'll even by something!

  5. Debbi,
    You got me at least half of the pampered chef products I do have and got me turned onto it in the first place. Thanks a bunch!!
    Love you,

  6. Oh my goodness. I am TOTALLY hooked on pampered chef! It is a toss up as to what my favorite item is. It goes back and fourth between the batter bowls and stoneware. Although Jeff's mom told me the other day, hands down, I bake the best cookies she has ever had. I give some of the credit to the stoneware!
    If I had a blog I would totally link your sale...but since I don't I will just have to check it out and see if I can treat myself to a birthday or Christmas present.
    Love and miss you lade :-)

  7. Hmmm, I think I would pick a stoneware item as I've always wondered if it would improve my baking. I tried to host a show this past weekend (a friend of mine sells PC), but I had to cancel because not enough people could come-bummer. I hope yours goes WAY better than mine, Nikki!

    Karie M.

  8. I love my garlic press, too, but I never got the thing to clean it out. Sounds like a must-have. My favorite thing in the kitchen is my slow cooker. I use that thing a lot because it's just so nice to come home and not have to make up a whole meal, when most of it's ready to go and smells WONderful! It's nice for the non-cook like me. I had to learn to cook on my own and I hated it (sorry to my girls who never got taught either). So, this makes it so easy and my husband makes the best salads.

  9. I ordered a couple of things I've been eyeing forever. Thought it would be fun to order through you, and I am having them sent to me since we live so far away now. As I looked at the items, I remembered my avocado peeler. LOVE it!

  10. I blogged about it...just a few words. Maybe I shouldn't have. I get more entries, but then there might be more entrants. :)

  11. NIkki, I am faithful reader here! I love seeing how your family has grown and what cuties they are.

    Hmm, favorite kitchen gadget? I think you named my top ones - I feel the exact same way about the mini spatula and the garlic press, but I also love their ice cream scoop. And the batter bowls. And I had the bar pan for the last 5 years, but it was actually my roommate's and now I have withdrawals!

  12. I love Pampered Chef!!! You already mentioned my favorites...the cookie scoop rocks and I use mine ALL the time. Also love the brownie spatula. That one's a keeper in the Larson kitchen!

  13. OK, I just got my order in. My favorite PJ product? My pots and pans are the the best. So glad I got them after I threw out my 40 year old random warped collection. It's a whole new world of cooking. Thanks, Nikki, for hosting a "party".

  14. Yay for give-aways! I do have a question. What about gift cards towards PC? I would love that $85 casserole, but I don't think anyone will buy it for me. Maybe I could direct relatives to you to buy gift cards towards it? How does that work? Or since they know you, they could just give you the money?? Ok, let me know. Thanks for posting. OH, and I'll be ordering at least one of those handy salad dressing dealios!
    Love you, girl!!

  15. Hey Nikki!
    I love reading your blog. You have changed how I view being in the home and serving Scott and Britta through several of your posts. I also love reading about your cute family! I only have one PC product and that is the chopper. It is pretty cheap and very handy when you have a lot of things to chop for a meal!